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Most Popular Roller Coaster Rides in the World

Top 10 Best Roller Coaster Rides in the WorldRoller coaster is one of the most interesting and scariest rides that can be found in majority of the amusement centers and theme parks. The first roller coaster recorded in history was launched on January 20, 1885 by LaMarcus Adna Thompson. There were other recorded roller coasters in some parts of the world like in Russia in 15th century, Pennsylvania in 1827, and others followed in early part of 19th century.

Roller coasters are being driven through the basic law of inertia, centripetal forces, and gravity. It’s really scary but the excitement and exhilarating feeling is what really attracts people to ride this kind of ride because of the unique adventure that it can give to them. (This list is about the best roller coaster rides ever recorded in history) Below are the 10 best roller coaster rides in the World

Superman Ride of Steel

It is located in Corfu, New York and it’s designed by Intamin AG. It is classified as a steel type of coaster. It is found at Six Flags Darien Lake. Its original height restriction was 48 inches when it begun its operation in 1999, and it has increased to 54 inches (additional 6 inches).

Son of Beast

It is found at Paramount’s King Island located in Kings Mills, Ohio. It was designed by Werner Stengel and it’s classified under the wood type of coaster and it has mega looping. Its first launch was made in year 2002.


It is one of the rides at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. It was designed by Giavanola, and is classified as steel type roller coaster and it has a mega loop too. Its first ride took place in year 2000.

Drachen Fire

This is the pride of Busch Garden in Williamsburg, Virginia, which was designed by Arrow Dynamics. It is made of Steel and it has looping. Its first ride happened in 1993.

Superman – The Escape

This is another superman type of roller coaster, which is found at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. It was designed by Intamin AG and is classified under the steel type of roller coaster. It is a launched shuttle type and its first operation took place in 1997.


It is located in Staffordshire in United Kingdom, specifically built at Alton Towers Park. It is a dive machine type and not operated through looping. It’s another steel type of a roller coaster ride. Its first ride happened in 1999.

The Beast

This is the original concept of the Beast coaster ride found at Paramount’s King Island in King’s Mill, Ohio. It’s designed by Charles Dinn and it is considered as a roller coaster wood type. It’s a terrain type and had its first take-off in 1992. This was later reinvented and had a son, which was called the son of the beast, which is also part of this list.

Top Thrill Dragster

This is found at Cedar Point Park in Sandusky, Ohio and designed by the known Intamin AG. It’s classified as strata launched and steel type of roller coaster ride. Its first ride happened in 2003.


The Superman – Ride of Steel was replaced by Bizarro in 2009. It is not tallest and fastest either. However, it got a 10 wow rating and 10 yikes. It stands about 208 feet, with 221 feet drop, and 77mph top speed. Of course, it is found at Six Flags New England Park in Agawam, Massachusetts but it is an improved and thrilled version of the original the Superman – Ride of Steel.

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